Wayanad

    Wayanad district –So called the “Green paradise” is also known as the “land of Spicy Hills” for its tedious treasures.


    Wayanad district, “The Green paradise”, in Malabar is one of the border districts of Kerala. It is also known as the “Land of Spicy Hills” for tedious treasures. Wayanad in many respects may be regarded as Kerala’s largest hill station. It boasts the largest concentration of tribes in Kerala. Strikingly scenic, with its picturesque hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, and luxuriant resorts and rich wilderness Wayanad is surely an exotic locale on the magnificent Deccan plateau..

    Key statistics

    Per Capita Income (2015 – 2016) at constant price (in INR)

    97,105

    Total Cropped Area (2016 – 17) (in Ha)

    1,66,875

    Land put to non-agricultural uses (2016 – 17) (in Ha)

    11,789

    Gross Irrigated Area (2016 – 17) (Ha)

    19,679

    Net Irrigated Area (2016 – 17) (Ha)

    11,976

    Large Industries

    1

    Medium Industries

    4

    Small Industries

    130

    Micro Industries

    3,065

    Number of Mini Industrial Estates

    1


    Prominent sectors

    The prominent investment sectors are

    • Food Processing
    • General Engineering
    • Cement Product Manufacturing
    • Automobile

    Sector No. of units Employment
    Readymade garment 565 1793
    Food based units 466 1352
    Automobile workshop 261 753
    General Engineering 183 398
    Cement product manufacturing 167 464

    Prominent investors
    Sl. No. Name of Entrepreneur Name of Unit
    1 Fr John Joseph, Director Bioland Agro Processing Centre
    2 Ashique Thahir ASHIQUE CHEMICALS AND COSMETICS
    3 Smt.Sheeba Viswanathan Neelambari Exports
    4 M.N.DEVI PRASAD. MANAGING DIRECTOR DEVI SANDS MUTTIL
    5 ABDUL RASAK, MANAGING DIRECTOR VEEKESY SHOES AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INDIA PVT.LTD.
    6 Abdulla.C.P Classic Hyundai
    7 M P Kuriakose Agorsa Gourmet Pvt Ltd
    8 JOHN K T Mananthavdy Tribal Plantation Co operative Limited
    9 M P Ramachandran Jyothy Laboratories Ltd
    10 V N K AHMED PANDA FOODS INDIA PVT LTD
    11 Shajeer A Secretary WAYANAD HANDLOOM POWERLOOM AND MULTIPURPOSE INDUSTRIAL CO OPERATIVE SOCIETY  
    12 Abdul Rasheed P S P S FRAMES
    13 P T Raju THOMSON HOLLOW BRICKS AND SOIL INTERLOCK BRICKS
    14 FR. JOSHY WAYANAD AGRO MOVEMENT TEA COMPANY LTD
    15 Xavier P J SAN GEORGEA Offset Printers
    16 SUNDAR AZARIAH PARISONS ESTATES AND INDUSTRIES PVT LTD
    17 K RAJUKRISHN MANAGING DIRECTOR VISMAYA TRAVELS AND HOLYDAYS
    18 SALAMI K GAIN BAKE FOOD PVT LTD
    19 POULOSE THENUNKAL FIRMA HOOK TECH PVT LTD
    20 GEORGE SEBASTIAN PERIYA PEAK ESTATE PVT LTD
    21 CHITHRA NV JM CEMENT WORKS
    22 Prabhakaran Bread And Butter, Kavumannam
    23 A M Noushad Ideal Wood Industries
    24 Saidalavi.V.P Vepco Roofing Sheet Manufacturing Unit
    25 Sherly shibi St jose Joseph wood products

Introduction

Wayanad district –So called the “Green paradise” is also known as the “land of Spicy Hills” for its tedious treasures. It has a long history going back for many centuries. Situated (E. long 75° 47’ 23" and 76° 26’ 40" and N.Lat 11°  30’ 08" and 11° 58’ 40"; area of 2131 Km2) in Malabar is one of the border districts of Kerala, fringing the Mysore plateau to the north east and contiguous with the Nilgris of TamilNadu. It was formed on November 1, 1980 merging parts of North Wayanad taluk of Kozhikode (Calicut) and south Wayanad taluk of Kannur District.

 DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

Date of formation

01/11/1980

i) Latitude

11.709446 0

ii) Longitude

76.095537 0

iii) Geographical Area

2131sqkm

Demography

 

Total population (2011) census

817420

Male

401684

Female

415736

Sex Ratio(female per 1000 males)

1035

Population Density

384/sqkm

Decadal Growth Rate

4.7%

Child population(0-6years)

92324

Per Capita income (2009-2010)  Constant price

51897

Total literacy rate(2011)

89.03

Male literacy rate

92.5

Female literacy rate

85.7

Administrative setup

Taluks

3

Villages

49

Grama Panchayats

25

  Block Panchayats

4

  Corporation

0

Municipalities

3

District panchyat

1

Lok sabha seats

1

Niyamasabha ( Assembly ) seats

3

Educational district

1

Agricultural scenario

Total cropped area

175300 Ha

Land put to non agri uses

10932 Ha

Forest cover

78787 Ha

Gross irrigated area

19212 Ha

Net irrigated area ( 2010-11)

15225 Ha

Production of rice (2010-11)

5266 T

Productivity of rice (2010-11)

2525 kg/ha

Area under paddy cultivation

10230 Ha

Production of milk (2010-11)

121800 T

Production of egg (2010-11)

218.41  Lakh No

Production of Meat (2010-11)

2923 T

Average annual rainfall

3250 mms

Industrial status

Large  industries

Nil

Medium

3

Small

103

Micro

4400

No. of development plot  /area

Nil

No. of Mini Industrial Estates

1

Industrial Area developed by :

District Panchayath

Block Panchayath

Grama Panchayath

 

11.78 acres

1.00 acres

8.45 acres

Registered Handloom societies

3

Registered  Power loom societies

1

Coir societies

Nil

Registered General Industrial societies

73

Working societies

26

Dormant societies

21

Liquidation

30

Infrastructure

National highways

40 Kms

State highways

128.955 Kms

 Total Road length

5330 km

Water ways

Nil

Railways stations

Nil

Airports

Nil

Post offices

163

Telephone exchanges

35

Number of harbors/Fish landing centre’s

Nil

Area and population

Total area of Wayanad district is 2131 Sq.Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the district is 817420 of which 785843 are rural. The census figures indicate that only 3.86 % of the total population is urban whereas the figure for the state is 47.72%. Wayanad district stands first in the case of tribal (Adivasi) population among other districts in the state. However it has a large settler population. There are people from almost all parts of Kerala were migrated to this fertile land. Wayanad has a small Jain community consisting of Gowders who came from Karnataka. Almost all sections of Christianity are well represented. One fourth population of Wayanad is constituted by Christians. Muslims constitute another one fourth population and rest of the population belongs to Hindus

 Tourism

This land has rich in natural wonders, history and tradition. With its vast expanse of greenery, spice scented breeze, mist clapped mountains, salubrious climate, hypnotizing scenic beauty, Wayanad stands as one of the loveliest hill station in Kerala.  Tourism plays a major role in the economic aspects of Wayanad district. The Government of Kerala has identified Wayanad as a Tourism destination and tourism is an emerging sector in Wayanad.

Industry

In Wayanad district there are 2530 MSME units filed EM Part II.  Out of 2530 units, 1996 units are in manufacturing sector and 534 units are in service sector. Total investment in these units is 21208.74 laks and employment generated is 13161. Most of the industries are located in Kalpetta , Sulthan Bathery, Meenangadi , Mananthavadi , Panamaram and Pulppally. The number of large and medium scale industries in the district is less, compared to the state. Industries in the district consist of mainly micro and small enterprises. Kerala Government has classified Wayanad as an industrially backward district”. There are 72 Industrial Co-operative societies registered in the district of which 4 of them are handloom societies. Of the 72 industrial co op societies 19 of them are working, 19 of them are dormant and 30 of them are liquidated.

Industry at a Glance as on 31/03/2016

 

Sr

Head

Unit

Particulars

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL UNIT

2530

 

 

 

 

 

2.

TOTAL INDUSTRIAL UNIT

2530

 

 

 

 

 

3.

REGISTERED MEDIUM UNIT

2

 

 

 

 

 

4.

ESTIMATED AVG. NO. OF DAILY

 

 

 

WORKER EMPLOYED IN SMALL

            5

 

 

SCALE INDUSTRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

EMPLOYMENT IN MEDIUM

NO.

148

 

INDUSTRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

NO. OF INDUSTRIAL AREA

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

7.

TURNOVER OF SMALL SCALE IND.

IN LACS

74146.5 Lakhs

 

 

 

 

8.

TURNOVER OF MEDIUM & LARGE

IN LACS

 7400 Lakhs

 

SCALE INDUSTRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR

NUMBER OF REGISTERED UNITS

EMPLOYMENT

INVESTMENT

(lakh Rs.)

2006-07

62

663

263.54

2007-08

157

1049

773.39

2008-09

258

1663

1573.85

2009-10

202

1155

1497.14

2010-11

202

1147

1458.55

2011-12

372

1757

3248.54

               2012-13

368

1690

3296.74

2013-14

336

1484

3454.68

2014-15

389

1776

4732.07

2015-16

184

777

911.04

Total

2530

13161

21208.74

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